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This is a "smart" folder that lists all content posted on the Portal in which the word "biodiversity" appears.
File Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources: How does a gender lens help? by Allison Taylor — last modified Feb 11, 2020 10:37 AM
Evidence shows that women and other groups that face power inequity have an essential role to play in achieving natural resource management and conservation results. Many corrupt actions are only feasible for those with money and power, and corruption often perpetuates and deepens power networks. When programs and reforms are developed to prevent and address the corruption behind negative environmental and social outcomes, how can a gender lens help?
File Why is money laundering a critical issue in natural resource corruption? by Allison Taylor — last modified Feb 11, 2020 10:45 AM
The profits from illicit natural resource trade in fish, timber and wildlife are estimated to be between $62.5 billion and $316.4 billion annually. These funds are usually transferred through banks, corporations and other accounts in the international financial system. “Following the money,” confiscating it and arresting the money launderers, however, has received less attention than arresting the individuals most closely associated with illegal shipments, poached animals or undocumented catch. Yet this next step helps reveal the networks that finance, facilitate and grow rich from environmental crimes, and it is key to preventing these crimes and related corruption because the illicit gains have minimal value if they can’t be used in the international financial system. By following the money flows, it is possible to target the perpetrators and their facilitating networks and ensure that crime does not pay.
File Gender-based violence and environment linkages: The violence of inequality by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Jan 30, 2020 11:51 AM
Rooted in discriminatory gender norms and laws and shrouded in impunity, gender-based violence (GBV) occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that further reinforces gender inequality. This publication establishes that these patterns of gender-based abuse are observed across environmental contexts, affecting the security and well-being of nations, communities and individuals, and jeopardising meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs). While linkages between GBV and environmental issues are complex and multi-layered, these threats to human rights and healthy ecosystems are not insurmountable. This analysis reveals the complex and interlinking nature of GBV across three main contexts: access to and control of natural resources; environmental pressure and threats; and environmental action to defend and conserve ecosystems and resources. This publication aims to raise awareness and engage actors working in environmental and sustainable development, gender equality, and GBV policymaking and programming spheres to inform rights-based, gender-responsive approaches to environmental policy, programmes and projects.
File Integrating Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes in USAID Programming by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 30, 2020 01:04 PM
Integration of biodiversity and sustainable landscapes (SL) objectives and considerations has the potential to increase the sustainability of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming, amplify results, and save costs. Integrating biodiversity and SL offers an opportunity to jointly address threats and drivers of biodiversity, forest loss, and land degradation. Integration can also advance sustainable, resilient, and inclusive programming. At other times, separate activities may make more sense in contexts where programmatic goals and requirements are not a natural fit. This document explores both the benefits and potential challenges of integration to help USAID staff make informed choices about whether and how to integrate funding, objectives, and/or considerations.
File Combating Wildlife Trafficking Learning Exchange: Demand Reduction Posters by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2020 10:01 AM
In November 2019, USAID hosted a regional CWT learning exchange in Bangkok, Thailand. The exchange featured poster presentations on demand reduction campaigns from USAID Wildlife Asia, USAID BIJAK, USAID Protect Wildlife, and USAID Saving Species. The presentations focused on the campaigns' target audiences, key messages, and strategies to monitor campaign effectiveness.
File Global Learning and Experience Exchange: Conservation Enterprise Posters by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 14, 2020 01:50 PM
At the July 2019 USAID Environment Officers’ Conference, USAID's Conservation Enterprise Learning group hosted a Global Learning and Experience Exchange (GLEE). Representatives from 12 USAID-supported conservation enterprise activities presented case studies based on the Conservation Enterprise generalized theory of change.
Winners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Mar 25, 2020 04:23 PM
Winners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 21, 2020 02:57 PM
The case study competition sought examples of biodiversity integration across a range of sectors, from biodiversity programming with other sector development outcomes to health or food security programming with biodiversity outcomes. BRIDGE is working with the winners to refine cases to share with USAID, partners and the public.
Case Studies by Portal Web Editor — last modified May 21, 2020 04:23 PM
Video Following the Money in Illicit Wildlife Trade by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Dec 19, 2019 03:23 PM
Senior Investigator at The Sentry and former FBI Special Agent Debra LaPrevotte draws on wildlife trafficking cases and her own experience to suggest ways that anti-money laundering techniques could strengthen efforts to counter illegal wildlife trade.
File Building accountable resource governance institutions by Allison Taylor — last modified Dec 19, 2019 03:02 PM
Formal institutions are central actors in natural resource governance decisions and a key arena in which policies, laws and regulations ranging from forest concessions to trade in wildlife products are negotiated and implemented. As gatekeepers in resource management decisions, natural resource governance institutions are frequent targets for actors seeking undue influence on these decisions. Getting to know institutions – how they work, the personalities involved, the pressures they are under, where their revenues come from – is a critical first step towards minimizing corrupt influences and unlocking their anti-corruption potential.
File Understanding effects of corruption on law enforcement and environmental crime by Allison Taylor — last modified Dec 19, 2019 02:44 PM
Law enforcement agencies monitor and enforce laws that protect landscapes, seascapes, and the species that inhabit them. In many countries environmental crimes are a low priority for law enforcement authorities, particularly when they are under-resourced and face a range of other threats to the rule of law. Corruption helps violators circumvent these laws and regulations and makes law enforcement a much less reliable tool for limiting and preventing environmental harms.
ABCG Career Opportunities December 2019 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Dec 17, 2019 11:49 PM
Exciting conservation jobs in Africa!
File Measuring Impact: Six Years of Improving Conservation at USAID by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Dec 12, 2019 09:14 AM
The Measuring Impact final report highlights six years of designing and implementing evidence-based conservation practices at USAID. Learn about the project's key milestones, challenges and approaches, and development impacts at multiple levels.
Story Foreign Service National Spotlight: Monica Romo by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Dec 09, 2019 09:31 AM
Meet Monica Romo, who supports indigenous rights, forestry, conservation enterprises, and more in Peru.
Story Ten anti-corruption take-aways from Forest Legality Week by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 26, 2019 02:40 PM
It’s becoming increasingly clear that corruption threatens the future of forests, forest-dependent communities and our global response to climate change. But exposing illegal activity and associated corruption isn’t enough—a necessary next step is establishing an anti-corruption agenda.
File Better Biodiversity Integration Through Geospatial Analysis by BRIDGE — last modified Feb 07, 2020 01:30 PM
This guide describes the use of geospatial analysis for integrating biodiversity conservation with other development sectors at USAID. It consists of four chapters corresponding to the four stages of the program cycle and provides the why, when and how of using geospatial analysis, including the rationale for the use of geospatial data and analysis, enabling conditions, best practices, and an example from USAID programming. This work represents a joint effort of the USAID Office of Forestry and Biodiversity and the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Environment Team and provides a starting point for USAID staff in incorporating geospatial analysis into their own work.
Story Peace, Security, and Conservation on Central Africa’s Radios by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Nov 13, 2019 11:53 AM
In honor of International Day of Peace in September, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recognizes the efforts of those striving for peace, security, and environmental protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. (Photo: Invisible Children)
Story Fishing For Equality and Sustainability by Portal Web Editor — last modified Feb 18, 2020 07:33 PM
In a wooden boat on the estuary of the Densu River in Ghana, Cecila dips a salinator into the water and declares that the salinity is only two parts per thousand. With a small frown, she runs another simple test that indicates the water clarity is only one foot deep.
ABCG Quarterly News Digest October 2019 by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 25, 2019 12:14 AM
A roundup of our latest news, conservation news highlights and upcoming events.
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